Online Education Degree Programs

GCU’s Online Teaching Degrees Prepare You for Tomorrow’s Classrooms

Prepare for a career of learning, leading and serving by earning a one of the online teaching degrees from Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) College of Education. Whether you aspire to teach early childhood education, high school students or special education, or you want to move into administration, we offer a variety of online education degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels to help you reach your goals.  

Build and develop the skills necessary to meet the diverse demands of tomorrow's classrooms or shift into educational leadership roles. With GCU’s online education degrees, you take one class at a time to gain more in-depth learning and to maintain a work-life balance.

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The GCU Difference

GCU’s College of Education has a strong reputation for its prestigious educator preparation programs. Learn about the College of Education Promise and what sets our college apart.


Affordable Tuition

You will find that the tuition rates for online education degree programs at GCU are designed with affordability in mind. GCU also offers continuing education courses for you to take individual courses as a more affordable way to earn graduate credits.

Accredited Degrees

The College of Education was awarded full accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) for all of its initial teacher licensure programs and Reading and TESOL advanced programs. Standards adhered to the AAQEP framework that includes program performance, growth, practices and improvement.

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Bachelor’s in Education Online Degrees

If you are looking to start your path toward a teaching career, GCU offers online bachelor’s degrees to help get you there. GCU provides accredited degrees in focusing on early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education and special education. As you explore, you’ll see many of our Bachelor of Education degrees focus on multiple areas of education as well as include a variety of emphases areas of study. Explore the online bachelor’s degrees from the College of Education below.

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Master’s in Education Online Degrees

Whether you are a current or aspiring educator, a master’s in education online can open doors for your career, introduce new opportunities and foster relationships while increasing your earning potential. GCU offers accredited online teaching degree programs to help you qualify for endorsements, promotions and pay increases within your school or district. If you have a bachelor’s degree in a different field outside of education, a master’s in education online can lead to teaching licensure as you transition into the education field.

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Continuing Education Courses Online

If you are an educator looking to further your knowledge in a specific subject or advance your career, consider taking individual online education courses. These continuing education courses are designed to help you advance your knowledge, while earning credit for licensure, certificates or endorsements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look below for answers to some questions you may be asking about online education degrees at GCU.

At GCU, you will take one class at a time while earning your online degree in education, allowing you to maximize learning and build your knowledge base. Your program length will depend on which online degree in education you choose. You may have an opportunity to earn credit through GCU-approved certificates, national exams or transfer credits. Speak to an enrollment representative for more information by calling 855-GCU-LOPE.

Admission requirements for our online education degrees will depend on whether you want to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree. If you are a qualified student who is committed and dedicated to learning the art and science of teaching, willing to uphold the university's vision and mission, and open to the possibility of spiritual and intellectual development, you are encouraged to apply. Get more information about your steps to admission.

A degree that leads to licensure will include a student teaching or internship experience needed to seek certification. A degree that does not lead to licensure, may include many of the same courses as a licensure program, but does not have the same student teaching or internship requirements. As you choose the right degree program for you, it is important to be aware of different certification requirements specific to the state you plan to teach or lead in. 

Seeking to advance your education displays the dedication and commitment you have toward earning a degree and bettering your life and career. GCU’s College of Education degree programs, whether obtained in the online or campus classroom, are aligned to academic standards specific to your program of study. GCU’s education degrees also include required field experiences, an important factor in not only fulfilling degree requirements, but also gaining knowledge and understanding in a real-world setting.

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